By Faith Igbudu
Benue State University (BSU) has strongly warned new students to shun any unlawful social media post that is capable of defaming the institution or risk facing the full wrath of the university.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Tor Iorapuu, gave the warning recently, as the school matriculated 4,968 students for the 2019/2020 academic session at the school premises in Makurdi Friday.
“The University has enough policies and laws to deal with students and graduates of BSU, who deliberately go out to demean, scandalize and spread falsehood against the university.
“While we will not quip your freedom of expression, note that your admission was not made on social media and your certificates will not be awarded by the social media. Posting of negative or falsehood against the university on social media platforms to earn followership will attract cost and consequence,” the VC said.
Prof. Iorapuu, also warned the new students against becoming political thugs for political parties and advised them to shun all forms of vices prevalent in campus which are capable of denting their academic journey.
He implored students to, in addition to their academic work, imbibe the culture of patience, quietude and dialogue in the conduct of their activities both within and outside the campus, follow proper channels of communication and maintain cleanliness in their surroundings.
Prof. Iorapuu called on parents to help the Institution deliver on its mandate by ensuring prompt payment of school charges and levies as well as monitor and counsel their wards to imbibe good moral attitudes that conform to best practices in modern society.
The VC said, “I would like to have repositioned the university to deliver on its vision, mission and mandate trough my vision for the university which is nurturing the BSU vision into reality. Deployed all the available human and material resources at the disposal of the university to it’s growth and development as well as giving quality education to our children in line with the mandate, vision and mission of the university.”
Some students who were matriculated, Jesse Torkula from the department of Sociology and Felicia Iduh from the department of Public Administration, separately expressed their joy and thanked God and the university management for the opportunity given them even as they promised putting in their best throughout their stay in the school.
4,968 were matriculated into 9 faculties. Faculties of Sciences, Law, Arts, Education, Social sciences, Management sciences, Environmental sciences, College of Health sciences and Directorate, Centre for Continuing Education.